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Old May 24th 04, 10:52 PM
VJB
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Hi All,

I got a question about showing dogs. We'd like to train one of our dogs for
showing. What would be the best thing to do? We tried to look if there's any
"show" classes in the area, but there seems to be no classes available for
dogs showing here.

Any advises would be very much appreciated.
Thanks.
Aaron


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Old May 25th 04, 04:30 PM
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On Mon, 24 May 2004 14:52:11 -0700 VJB whittled these words:
Hi All,


I got a question about showing dogs. We'd like to train one of our dogs for
showing. What would be the best thing to do? We tried to look if there's any
"show" classes in the area, but there seems to be no classes available for
dogs showing here.


I'd start with joining your local breed club. There is a wealth of
information and sharing to be had. For breeds with small populations
there are often "all breed" clubs or clubs for some class of dogs. If
your breed is one registered with AKC then the AKC web site is a good
place to both find appropriate clubs, and get information on "Getting
Started Showing Your Dog"
http://www.akc.org/dic/events/conform/showing.cfm If your breed is
registered with a different registry then find that registries web site
to look for similar information.

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Old May 26th 04, 06:11 AM
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Check with area vet clinics to find clients that may have show dogs....
and to find dog clubs... any dog clubs (if a club is for a breed other
than yours, your interest in showing can often get you "adopted"...
grin)... as members are likely to know where you can get classes or
private coaching. Often people that have show dogs can and will coach
you in handling techniques.

Most "show dog classes" are called Handling Classes, or Ringcraft
Classes. (I just attended one this evening...)

Have you asked your breeder for assistance? If your breeder shows
his/her dogs, it's not uncommon for him or her to have contacts
scattered all over the map.... or friends of friends of friends...

You can learn Some things from reading books about show handling, but if
you haven't had some experience with formal dog training, or your young
dog is a real bouncer, you will need assistance with the actual
training.

What is your dog's breed? Age? Is it from a show breeder?

Jo Wolf
Martinez, Georgia

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Old May 28th 04, 12:28 PM
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Hi Jo,

Thanks for the tips!
Yes she's from a show breeder. The problem is the breeder is in Canada, she
has contacts mostly in the east and mid coast and we're in the west coast.
We looked over in this area and haven't found anything about show classes or
"handling classes".

Our dog is almost a year old now, she's not too bouncy but she definitely
need this training.



"Jo Wolf" wrote in message
...
Check with area vet clinics to find clients that may have show dogs....
and to find dog clubs... any dog clubs (if a club is for a breed other
than yours, your interest in showing can often get you "adopted"...
grin)... as members are likely to know where you can get classes or
private coaching. Often people that have show dogs can and will coach
you in handling techniques.

Most "show dog classes" are called Handling Classes, or Ringcraft
Classes. (I just attended one this evening...)

Have you asked your breeder for assistance? If your breeder shows
his/her dogs, it's not uncommon for him or her to have contacts
scattered all over the map.... or friends of friends of friends...

You can learn Some things from reading books about show handling, but if
you haven't had some experience with formal dog training, or your young
dog is a real bouncer, you will need assistance with the actual
training.

What is your dog's breed? Age? Is it from a show breeder?

Jo Wolf
Martinez, Georgia



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Old May 28th 04, 03:13 PM
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"VJB" wrote in message
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Hi Jo,

Thanks for the tips!
Yes she's from a show breeder. The problem is the breeder is in Canada,

she
has contacts mostly in the east and mid coast and we're in the west coast.
We looked over in this area and haven't found anything about show classes

or
"handling classes".

Our dog is almost a year old now, she's not too bouncy but she definitely
need this training.



"Jo Wolf" wrote in message
...
Check with area vet clinics to find clients that may have show dogs....
and to find dog clubs... any dog clubs (if a club is for a breed other
than yours, your interest in showing can often get you "adopted"...
grin)... as members are likely to know where you can get classes or
private coaching. Often people that have show dogs can and will coach
you in handling techniques.

Most "show dog classes" are called Handling Classes, or Ringcraft
Classes. (I just attended one this evening...)

Have you asked your breeder for assistance? If your breeder shows
his/her dogs, it's not uncommon for him or her to have contacts
scattered all over the map.... or friends of friends of friends...

You can learn Some things from reading books about show handling, but if
you haven't had some experience with formal dog training, or your young
dog is a real bouncer, you will need assistance with the actual
training.

What is your dog's breed? Age? Is it from a show breeder?

Jo Wolf
Martinez, Georgia



What town or city do you live in? What breed? I'm sure with this info
someone could suggest something. In the mean while, you could purchase the
book "Raising a Champion" by A. Meredith John & Carole L. Richards (
http://www.dogwise.com/itemdetails.cfm?ID=DSH148 ). The book is designed
for a young pupster, but I'm sure you could still benefit from it.

You could also join a breed specific email list and ask questions. Give
Yahoogroups a try. I belong to a Rhodesian Ridgeback list that has more
than 1000 members from around the world.

René


 




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